St Clare's KDW Saints & Sails

St Clare's KDW Saints & Sails

May 20 - May 21, 2022

Tournament Rules

  1. *Please be advised, rules subject to change. Final set rules will be provided Friday, May 20, 2022.
  2. 1. No entry refunds or rain checks. Tournament hours of fishing are 7:00 am to 2:30 pm. Tournament fishing will commence at 7:30 a.m. with a Gentlemen's Start. All fish hooked prior to 2:30 pm may be fought until released or landed if the hook up is reported via text to 561-632-5902 prior to 2:30 pm.
  3. 2. All state & federal recreational fishing rules governing weight, size, bag limits and licensing must be observed. Only legal sized fish will be weighed.
  4. 3. All fish must be caught on rod and reel (no electric reels). Kites, downriggers, planers, and wire lines are permitted. No line test restrictions. Live, dead and artificial baits are permitted. No limits to the number of lines each boat can fish. For billfish; only billfish caught with a non-offset circle hook are eligible. All caught billfish must be released. Billfish must either be called in or texted to 561-632-5902 following release (and declared live or dead bait release) and provide a date / time stamped photograph of the fish. Billfish caught on live bait are 100 points. Billfish caught on dead bait are 300 points. An official release may be claimed once the leader swivel or knot touches the rod tip. In the event of a tie for billfish the award will be based on the earliest official time of release of the fish caught.
  5. 4. Tournament scales open at 1:00p.m. & close at 3:00pm. Anglers entering fish must return to the weigh station by water, in the boat they fished from. No fish or anglers can be transferred between boats. All fish weighed in must be accompanied to the scale by an angler from the boat it was caught from and be weighed in the presence of the Official Tournament Weigh Master. No mutilated fish will be weighed. It is important to keep your fish adequately iced. In the event of a tie (identical weights), the first boat that weighed in will win the award based upon time, the other fish will become eligible for the next lowest award category (if applicable).
  6. 5. Only one (1) fish per category, per boat can be entered in the KDW. To be eligible in junior division, junior anglers must be in 8th grade or younger. Prizes will be awarded to the heaviest fish in each junior angler KDW category.
  7. 6. Award winners must provide their Social Security number and may be subject to a lie detector test at the sole discretion of the Tournament Rules Committee. In the case of a protest, a $250 fee is required and non-refundable.
  8. 7. The boundaries are from Boca Raton (26° 15.00) to just north of the Fort Pierce Inlet (North: 27° 40). The western boundary is 25 miles east of the state of Florida.Eastern boundary is 25 nautical miles Fishing in the Bahamas is prohibited.
  9. 8. There are NO REFUNDS for the tournament entry fee. There is no weather contingency day, each boat agrees to fish at their own risk and discretion.
  10. 9. Committee holds final vote and rules are subject to change if in the best interest of the tournament, participants and safety after this published date.
  11. 10. Inshore Division - Eligible species for Inshore divison: Jack, Snook, Tarpon, Sheepshead, and Redfish. (Redfish is photo release). Eligible fish may be caught by land, boat, or Kayak. A Jack, Snook, Tarpon, and Sheepshead can be caught and measured at weigh- in station or picture taken of fish measured with Florida Sportsman law stick. Stick, fish, and tournament indicator should be in the picture. Anglers responsible for providing their own digital photo equipment, smartphones accepted. You will be asked to text the photos to 561-632-5902.
  12. 11. Drift boat There is no separate division for fish caught on the drift boat. Additional eligible species TBD